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  • Wetland Success in Plumas National Forest

    "Thanks to the very generous donations of twenty SAVE THE FROGS! supporters, we were able to assist in the construction of six wetlands in June/July 2017! The three wetlands in Elgin, AZ were built to provide habitat for the threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis). The other three wetlands are in Plumas National Forest, and serve as habitat for the California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii). On June 28th and 29th, 2017, SAVE THE FROGS! Ecologist Kathlyn Franco Osagie served as an assistant instructor at a US Forest Service wetland construction workshop, helping to educate hydrologists, botanists and engineers about wetland construction techniques. These wetland projects are huge successes. The wetlands we built in Eldorado National Forest in 2014 and 2016 are holding water and being used by California Red-Legged Frogs. At Plumas National Forest two of the wetlands we built this summer are already holding water (they filled with pre-existing groundwater). The third wetland uses a pesticide-free plastic liner and is expected to fill once the first rains come."
  • Ashoka and the Schneider Electric Foundation launch the 2017 - 2018 “Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty” program in Europe

    Fuel poverty has become a major problem in Europe. There are between 50 and 125 million people who struggle every day to ensure adequate heating, light, and cooking power in their dwelling at an affordable price (European Parliamentary Research Service). This has a severe impact on their health and wellbeing. Creative and systems - changing solutions are needed to transform this issue in an opportunity for these people to thrive. After a successful partnership in 2015-2016, the Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of the Foundation de France, and Ashoka, have renewed their commitment to helping improve the living conditions of millions of people facing fuel poverty in Europe. It is by offering support to the most innovative social entrepreneurs in Europe that we can help entire communities tackle fuel poverty and move towards energy sustainability.
     
  • The 9th annual Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit

    The 9th annual Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit will be the 6-7 September 2017 at Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Centre, Washington D.C. It will be organized by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) focused on Discover innovations and good practice in disaster resilience and global development from humanitarian leaders and industry experts.

    The Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit strives to improve effectiveness, cost-efficiency and sustainability of aid operations and development programs: now in its 9th year, the AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit returns to Washington D.C. on 6-7 September 2017, once again uniting humanitarian and development leaders, solution providers and decision makers from NGOs, government and UN agencies.

     

    Taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Centre, the Summit will provide an update on emergency procurement, disaster resilience, refugee crisis, data & ICT strategy, innovations in humanitarian logistics, health & WASH and much more.

  • Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit 2017

    Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crises and catastrophes by improving effectiveness, cost-efficiency and sustainability of aid operations.

    This year’s programme will expand its scope beyond disaster relief and will look into emerging global challenges, innovations and opportunities in international aid and development sector. It will continue to focus on best practice in humanitarian logistics, emergency communication, supply chain, procurement, partnerships and financing of aid programmes. The agenda is developed in consultation with World Bank, UN OCHA, Red Cross, USAID, World Vision, UNOPS.

    By attending the Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit 2017, you will get insight into latest trends in data and technology to support

  • In Arrivo La 4a Giornata Mondiale Sulla Distrofia Di Duchenne

    La Giornata Mondiale di sensibilizzazione sulla distrofia muscolare di Duchenne, promossa da UPPMD (United Parent Projects Muscular Dystrophy), si svolgerà il 7 settembre 2017. È coordinata in Italia da Parent Project onlus e rappresenta un momento molto importante per la visibilità di questa patologia genetica rara. In tanti paesi del mondo, familiari, pazienti, attivisti realizzeranno anche quest’anno un ricco ventaglio di iniziative per informare la società civile e per raccogliere fondi a sostegno della comunità Duchenne.

    La Giornata Mondiale 2017 è dedicata, nello specifico, al tema dei sogni dei piccoli e giovani pazienti. Le donazioni raccolte verranno dedicate ad implementare una piattaforma di e-learning, finalizzata a veicolare iniziative di formazione ed informazione sulla patologia.  Maggiori approfondimenti saranno disponibili sul sito internazionale www.worldduchenneday.org.

  • 1° Campionato di Ciclismo per atleti con diabete

    Si svolgerà il prossimo 9 settembre 2017 in località Lago delle Nazioni di Comacchio in provincia di Ferrara, il 1° Campionato di ciclismo su strada per atleti con diabete. La manifestazione che assegnerà il  “Trofeo Mauro Talini” è organizzata dalla Sezione ANIAD Emilia Romagna.
     
     

  • Webinar: Millennium Challenge Corporation & World Bank on emergency procurement

    Join the webinar with World Bank and Millennium Challenge Corporation on trends and advice in ‘Emergency Procurement and Humanitarian Aid’, taking place on 29 June at 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST (GMT +1).
    To register, click here.

    Kenny Cheung, Chief of Procurement, World Bank and Brian Corry, Acting Deputy Vice President, Contracts and Administration, Millennium Challenge Corporation will offer first-hand insight into:

    • Good practice in sustainable procurement
    • International procurement trends and business opportunities
    • How to address common contracting and compliance pitfalls
    • Best practice and guidelines for procuring goods and services during emergency scenarios
    • Value for money: monitoring and evaluating your procurement decisions
    • Benefits and risks of social sourcing in local markets near the emergency affected area
  • WildAid documentaries bring stories of imperiled wildlife to Chinese viewers

    Celebrity star power is helping raise awareness of the plight of endangered wildlife through a stunning new Chinese documentary series. The five-part film series was launched in Shanghai today with the Shanghai Media Group's New Media Business Unit and WildAid.

    Each episode in the series pairs a celebrity with a different endangered species, telling the story of tigers, manta rays, sharks, rhinos, the Yangtze finless porpoise, and the vaquita. The documentaries were filmed in China, India, the United States, the Bahamas, Mexico, and Kenya.

    "Each of these magnificent species is endangered and has its own distinct story," said Steve Blake of WildAid China. "The films give viewers a much deeper understanding of these endangered animals, as well as the places they live, and even about our celebrity ambassadors as well." 

    Telling his experience swimming with sharks in the Bahamas, sometimes without any diving equipment, actor and avid diver Li Guangjie said "this was my first time to be filming on the ocean floor. At times, dealing with the water pressure, cold, fatigue and nausea was challenging, but it was well worth it being able to interact with sharks like this. I couldn't help but fall in love with them." 

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